While presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney emphatically declared that he wasn’t going to make the issue of homosexual “marriage” a part of his campaign and didn’t participate in the support for Chick-Fil-A, he apparently has no problem coming out in favor of homosexuals working with our young boys in the Boy Scouts of America.
Christian News reports,
A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders.
According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed.
“I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue,” Romney stated during the debate. “I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement that reaffirmed its policy that prohibits open homosexuals from joining:
“The committee’s work and conclusion is that this policy reflects the beliefs and perspectives of the BSA’s members, thereby allowing Scouting to remain focused on its mission and the work it is doing to serve more youth. The review included forthright and candid conversation and extensive research and evaluations — both from within Scouting and from outside of the organization.”
I agree that the Boy Scouts of America should be able to decide this issue, but then to come along and say that homosexuals should be able to lead these young boys is just irresponsible. It’s as irresponsible as saying that it’s perfectly OK as a homosexual couple being able to adopt children.
In an interview with Neil Cavuto back in May, Romney said,
“[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child, in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do,” Romney outlined. “But, to call that ‘marriage’ is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word.”
Now ladies and gentleman that is just ridiculous. By signing the law making homosexual “marriage” legal in the state of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney was declaring that it was in fact marriage. Furthermore, he forced the clerks issue marriage certificates to homosexual couples. Now seriously, are we going to believe his words now, or are we going to believe what he actually did that re-defined marriage in Massachusetts. I know which one I’m believing.
Mitt Romney’s record has been painfully clear on the issue of homosexuality. Amazingly though, Republicans are either falling for the rhetoric of the definition of marriage that Romney espouses, while he signed into law homosexual “marriage” in Massachusetts, or they just don’t think it’s an issue. Well it is an issue. Not only is there an issue of God’s judgment, but there is a very real issue in the breakdown of the society.
The irony in all of this is that while Barack Obama endorses homosexual “marriage”, he has not made it law and yet Mitt Romney who claims that he believes marriage is one women and one man has implemented it as law.
May God continue to give perseverance and courage to the Boy Scouts of America to stick by their principles to mentor young men in this society apart from sexual deviancy, even when those who run for the highest office in the land won’t.
UPDATE: Here’s Romney from 1994:
UPDATE 2: Many of you have expressed you didn’t know this about Romney. I’ve compiled a page of video to allow Romney to speak for himself on a number of issues from abortion to homosexuality to health care to gun control. It’s important that conservatives are aware of the presumptive nominees record and views.